USN-4604-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

27 October 2020

Several security issues were fixed in MySQL.

Releases

Packages

  • mysql-5.7 - MySQL database
  • mysql-8.0 - MySQL database

Details

Multiple security issues were discovered in MySQL and this update includes
new upstream MySQL versions to fix these issues.

MySQL has been updated to 8.0.22 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.10.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS have been updated to MySQL 5.7.32.

In addition to security fixes, the updated packages contain bug fixes, new
features, and possibly incompatible changes.

Please see the following for more information:

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/news-5-7-32.html

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/8.0/en/news-8-0-22.html

https://www.oracle.com/security-alerts/cpuoct2020.html

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.